• Seared Sugar Snap Peas

    Sugar snap peas seared in olive oil with green onions, mint, lemon zest and black pepper.
  • Crema di Limoncello

    Homemade limoncello. A favorite Italian digestif, rich as custard and strong enough to knock you down. Everclear infused with plenty of lemon zest then swirled together with milk, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Smoked Salmon Hash

    Hash brown potatoes, with smoked salmon, onions, a little sour cream, horseradish, mustard, chives and parsley.
  • Japan 2012

    A brief diversion from recipes, highlights from our trip to Japan.
  • Avgolemono Soup

    An easy version of the classic Greek avgolemono soup of chicken with rice or orzo pasta finished with egg and lemon.
  • Buttery Tomato Pasta

    Pasta with the easiest ever tomato sauce made with whole canned tomatoes, butter, sugar, basil, and salt and pepper.
  • Saffron Rice Pilaf

    Saffron rice, an Indian rice pilaf seasoned with saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, pistachios, and almonds. Also called parsi pulao.
  • Creamy Asparagus Soup

    A fresh and easy asparagus soup in a base of chicken broth, cream, and onion, seasoned with thyme and dry vermouth.
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    Perfect poppy seed muffins with lemon zest and a sugar lemon glaze.
  • Green Gumbo

    A traditional Louisiana gumbo served during Lent that is based on loads of greens such as collards, kale, turnip greens and spinach.
  • Spinach Gratin with Hard Boiled Eggs

    Spinach gratin made with chopped blanched spinach, mixed with nutmeg infused béchamel, with hard boiled eggs and gruyere cheese. Gratin d'epinard aux oeufs.
  • Matzo Brei

    A classic Jewish breakfast or light meal of matzo, egg and either savory toppings or sweet.
  • Mussels in White Wine Sauce

    A traditional French dish, mussels mariniere, or moules mariniere. Mussels steamed in white wine, served in sauce of juices from the mussels, wine, butter, and shallots.
  • Asparagus Salad with Shrimp

    A simple asparagus salad with thinly sliced asparagus, shrimp, garlic, parsley, and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Broccoli, Chicken, and Almond Sauté

    Broccoli, first blanched, then sautéed briefly with sliced grilled chicken, toasted almonds, sesame oil, and red chile flakes.
  • Colcannon Cakes

    Fried potato patties made from leftover colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes, kale or other greens, and scallions or green onions.